blog /bläg/

noun
1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

That’s a good definition but the We Drive blog is a lot more than that. It’s your free guide to everything you want to know, or should know, about all things automotive: advice on cars, help on financing, thoughts on car-buying, and the truth about dealerships and pricing. We Drive is your car-buying solution and these blog articles are a great source of honest information. And if you want to chat more about any automotive or financing topic, we’re just a phone call away. So read away… and then give us a call!

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Vehicle Owners

Atlantic Hurricane season runs annually from June 1st thru November 30th. When preparing for the house and family, it's important to make sure your car is also ready in the need of an evacuation. Below are some helpful tips to ensure your vehicle is ready this season. Check your car insurance coverage Review your insurance coverage and make sure it's up to date. In the event of a hurricane, make sure to keep your policy along with other insurance documents in a large plastic zip lock bag to keep...

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I Love a Road Trip!

Road trips! Many people groan as soon as they hear these words. But to me, every road trip is a journey that has created lasting memories. The ultimate road trip state South Florida is home to many road trip destinations. Orlando offers every kind of amusement park and tourist attractions. The Panhandle has exceptional beaches. For the nature enthusiast there is the Everglades complete with alligators and air boat rides. St. Augustine showcases the state's history. We have the Gulf of Mexico on ...

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0% Financing Can Cost You Money!

When vehicle sales drop, manufacturers increase their rebates and incentives. Most of their advertising will showcase 0% financing. Did you know that in many cases you'll give up a large rebate or incentive to get 0% financing and the final cost of your vehicle will be more than if you finance with We Florida Financial? I can write more about this, but I'm going to let the numbers do the talking! Dealer 0% Loan WeFF 60 mo @ 2.99% WeFF 78 Mo @ 3.49% MSRP $27,495.00 $27,495.00 $27,495.00Dealer Gap...

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What About Depreciation?

As most people know, new autos depreciate the moment you drive them off the dealer's lot. But did you know that not every vehicle depreciates at the same rate? Well, get comfortable because I have a story to tell…the depreciation story. Buyers of new cars and trucks are the people most effected by depreciation. The average vehicle loses 20% of its value after one year. Bad news for the new auto buyer, good news for the used auto buyer. However many people are not concerned with depreciation beca...

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Credit Union Auto Loans Are A Better Deal

Did you ever wonder why car dealers want to have you finance at their dealership? It's customary in the industry for lenders to pay dealers a fee for these loans, and in some cases dealers are allowed to mark up the rate (APR) and keep the difference. It's perfectly legal but I bet you didn't know about it. When you come directly to your credit union, you get a great rate and we have rate discounts for many members. We offer rate discounts for members in our Premium and Select relationship level...

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Don’t Roll Over

Especially when it comes to financing your next car, truck or SUV. The roll over I'm talking about happens when your trade-in is not worth as much money as you owe on your loan. Here's why what seems like a quick solution may be the start of your financial downfall. In my years working for and with credit unions, I've seen this situation many times. You're looking for a new vehicle and you choose a sweet ride. The dealership checks out your trade-in and then advises you that your trade-in is wor...

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